TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Amy

Here it is! For those of you who haven’t been following our little mini blog post series, we’ve been slowly but surely working our way through all the lovely names and faces of the TruffleShuffle dream team.
Taking a little time each month to put one unsuspecting victim member of staff in the spotlight, where we’ve been firing a whirlwind of questions at them and see what spins back out, just so you lovely lot can see just who is behind the scenes here at TruffleTowers.

This time it’s the turn of the logistical brain powerhouse Amy…. good luck! 🙂

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
Where to start! As one of the original Trufflers I started as Customer Service Manager however as the business grew and Michelle (our Customer Service Guru… who’s interview can be found HERE) arrived I moved on to looking after our warehouse and helping improving the website and more recently becoming a world class nag to our suppliers, chasing up deliveries and ensuring stock arrives to keep our warehouse full of goodies.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
8 amazing years filled with fun times 🙂
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I love my job! I think one of the best things about working at Truffle Towers is our lovely TruffleShuffle family. Everyone brings something different to the team and we all get involved whether it’s opinions on new designs or getting stuck in in the warehouse during busy times.
I leave the puns and artistic input to our more creative minds but if something needs organising – I’m your girl!
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What is your favourite item currently on the site?
At the moment I’d have to say I really love this Cinderella T-Shirt

Ladies Cinderella A Dream Is A Wish Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I am a member of a few local Amateur Dramatic groups so can be found rehearsing a couple of times a week for the next musical production I am in. On other evenings I like to spend time with my husband, family and friends and if this time involves dining out then it’s even better!
Name three things you like…
Food
Holidays
Animals (especially cats but my husband is allergic hates them so I am not allowed one!)
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Name three things you don’t like….
Balloons
Needles
Cleaning my car
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
I didn’t really watch a lot of films or TV as a child and so since working at TruffleShuffle.com I have had a lot to learn but it’s been fun catching up! I did however love to read –  Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton & Agatha Christie – just call me Matilda! 😉

If I had to choose films they would be- Anything Disney, Annie and Mrs Doubtfire which is still my all-time favourite film now.

Who is your idol?
I really can’t think of anyone for this, sorry!
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I can already hear the other Trufflers laughing at this – I don’t do gigs (is that the right word!) I do however love a good musical and the last I saw was Shrek at the Bristol Hippodrome which was brilliant!
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Hmm tough one, a lot of my holiday dreams are animal related so I would love to visit the Orang-utans in Borneo, the Gorillas in Rwanda (this stems from another amazing film “Gorillas In The Mist”) and all the incredible wildlife found on the Galapagos Islands. Oh and I have always wanted to swim with sharks!
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
The soundtrack to Avenue Q – think Sesame Street for grownups, it’s a musical with puppets who are a little more outrageous than the lovable Elmo and Cookie Monster!
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Underwear Should ALWAYS Match!
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would pay off my parent’s mortgage and send them on a lovely holiday and then I guess I could start checking off the dream holiday destinations. Perhaps buy a house big enough that my husband wouldn’t notice a cat or two hiding around the place 🙂
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside TruffleShuffle. See you next time with our next installment!

xoxo

Happy Roald Dahl Day! + Competition

We all know them and I’m sure we all love them! Roald Dahl’s amazing body of work has been with us for as long as we could possible remember.

Not only would today have been today Dahl’s birthday and also the official celebrated Roald Dahl Day, but this years also sees the 50th anniversary of one of his most infamous classics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wowza!

Last year we took a dive into the life and time of Roald Dahl himself with our 10 Facts You [Hopefully] Didn’t Know About Roald Dahl, this year we’ve decided to take a look back at his work and pick out some of our top quotes from some of his all-time classic quotes.

Enjoy!

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – The Twits
‘Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…'” –  Matilda

“If you are good life is good.” – Matilda

“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”  – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“And Charlie, don’t forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. He lived happily ever after.” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m going to ignore your advice.” – Fantastic Mr Fox

“I think I have this thing where everybody has to think I’m the greatest. And if they aren’t completely knocked out and dazzled and slightly intimidated by me, I don’t feel good about myself.” – Fantastic Mr Fox

“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.” – The BFG

“Two rights don’t equal a left.” – The BFG

“Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?”  – The BFG

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – The Minpins
What do you think folks? Any more quotes you love? Let us know below and we’ll try to add them.

Competition!

To celebrate this big day we’re also giving you the chance to WIN all of these amazing limited edition Roald Dahl goodies including, books, a family ticket to the Roald Dahl museum and one of our exclusive Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Novel T-Shirts!

Head on over to our Roald Dahl Competition Post and follow the instructions to enter for your chance to win big! Ends tomorrow so be quick!

#Competition!! Amazing Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Prizes Up For Grabs! (CLOSED)

As many of you might know, this Saturday 13th September marks Roald Dahl’s Birthday AKA the official Roald Dahl Day! As some of the biggest Roald Dahl fans in the land, we thought it only right to celebrate by giving you wonderful lot the chance to snap up some gloriumptious, splendiferous, official Roald Dahl goodies in one of our BIG competitions!

As this year also marks a whopping 50 whipple-scrumptious years of childhood classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we’ve managed to get our mitts on some limited edition books, exclusive t-shirts and lots more Roald Dahl themed delights and they’re all up for grabs!

The Prizes
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Rather than giving away just one big prize, we’ve decided to give TWO lucky people the chance to get their hands on some goodies so check out what you could win below!
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1st Prize
Our lucky first prize winner will be treated to all of this literary inspired loveliness!Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Novel T-Shirt (Men’s or Ladies) from TruffleShuffle.com
Anniversary edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from Puffin Books
Roald Dahl treasury book from Random House
Esio Trot book and toy set from Random House
Family ‘Family ‘Golden Ticket’ to the award-winning Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, situated in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote.
2nd Prize
Our runner up will be treated to…Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Novel T-Shirt (Men’s or Ladies)
An Anniversary edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from Puffin Books
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How To Enter
We’re using the RaffleCopter system to make things super simple as well as giving you as many chances to win as possible! Remember folks, the more ways and times you enter, the more chances you’ll have of getting your hands on the goodies.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
How Will You Pick The Winners?
Well…at random! Keeping things nice and fair, the RaffleCopter system will dive into all the entries and pick out one at random for us.
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How Long Do I Have To Enter?
This super special competition will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 14th September and the winner will be chosen (at random) and revealed the following morning (Monday 15th).
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How Will I Know if I’ve Won?
Once the winners have been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter (Facebook, Twitter etc) as well as announcing it on the official Roald Dahl and TruffleShuffle Facebook and Twitter profiles. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on the TruffleShuffle blog which will also include the prizes and who the lucky winners are.

If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk or leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

To find out more about Roald Dahl, please visit www.roalddahl.com

Good luck!
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Ts&Cs:
Only 2 winners will be selected at random
If we do not hear back from the winner(s) after 1 week, another will be chosen.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered
We reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time
Travel to the Museum is not included
Ticket expires 31.3.2015
Winners decision is final

Our Top #truffleshufflecom Instagrams…

Here at Truffle Towers, we really love a good rummage through our instagram feeds any chance we get. Waiting for a train, boiling the kettle for a fresh round, or even as the first thing we do in the morning to kick-start our day…we can’t be the only ones right?!

Well! To just show off some of the amazing things we’ve spotted and to show off some of our fans rocking our retro clothes, he’s another look at some of our favourite #truffleshufflecom or @truffleshufflecom tagged instagrams that have caught our eye over the last few days and weeks…..

@emzzf

Phew! Only #matilda left to read and blog now. 5 days til #roalddahlday #truffleshuffle #bookblog https://emzzfbakes.wordpress.com/

@ron_narcisse

Best tee ever ! #tee #tshirt #batman #geekster #clothes #brucetim #dccomics #blue

@dawnnidda

Best tshirt EVER!!! money well spent! #truffleshuffle #Roald #Dahl #picoftheday #iphonephoto

@asiasharp_xoxo

Just got my shirt from truffle shuffle, so inpressed with service!

@shinythoughts

My #outfit in my latest post - what I wore roller skating! #zara skirt and #thunderbirds #truffleshuffle t-shirt

@mattturpinator

New Captain America T-shirt from @truffleshufflecom Thanks!

@alice_marilyn

Childhood on a tshirt #thetwits #roalddahl #yellow #blonde #selfie #truffleshuffle.com #literaryclothes

@rdarkins

Yes, I am wearing teenage mutant ninja turtles socks- what you saying it? #imcool #turtle #green #ninjaturtle #truffleshuffle #socks #sock #toastyfeet #greentoes

@lblenx

New favourite top, thank you lez! @emilyvictoriagibbons #MLP #truffleshuffle #bdaypresent

@misskimmyyoyo

#mylittlepony #onelookyeomans #retro #truffleshuffle

@jadiesnug

#selfie #beatlejuicepants #beatlejuice #blonde #bathroom #david #davidbowie #bowie #labyrinth #jareth #thegoblinking #goblinking #truffle #shuffle #truffleshuffle #stripes #stripeypants

Want to get involved too? Why not show off some retro love and post a piccy of your latest purchase from our little site and tag it with either #truffleshufflecom or tag is in it as @truffleshufflecom and we’ll take a peep and perhaps help spread the love 🙂

See you there!

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Competition! Amazing Roald Dahl Goodies Up For Grabs!

Hi Roald Dahl fans! We’ve got such a big treat for you lovely lot this week. Yes we’ve teamed up with the truly amazing people of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create one of our biggest and best competitions to date!

As huuuge Roald Dahl fans, we simply had to launch our very own range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts which have gone down a storm. To say a big thank you to everyone and to help inspire people to re-live the childhood classics, we’d like to invite you all to take part in our amazing giveaway…..

The Prize

Possibly our best prizes… EVER! We’re giving just one oh so lucky winner a huge collection of Roald Dahl prizes including a complete hardback book set, three exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirts of their choice, AND a family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Roald Dahl’s hometown of Great Missenden! Amazing or what!?

Included in these prizes are…..

Hardback Books:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Enormous Crocodile, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, Matilda, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Danny the Champion of the World, Boy, Dirty Beasts, Esio Trot, The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. PHEW!

3 Exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirts (in gender and size of choice): Full range here.

Family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre: 2 adults and 3 children.

How To Enter

Entry really couldn’t be easier too! Simply use the RaffleCopter competition system below and follow the instructions on the various entry methods. The more ways you enter, the more chance you will have of winning. Imagine each entry as putting a ticket into a hat, the more tickets, the more chances.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

How Will You Pick The Winner?

The lucky winner will be picked totally at random by the rafflecopter system which will use random.org to keep everything nice and fair.

How Long Do I Have To Enter?

This super special competition will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday 28th August and the winner will be chosen (at random) and revealed the following morning.

How Will I Know if I’ve Won?

Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter (Facebook, Twitter etc) as well as announcing it on the official Roald Dahl and TruffleShuffle Facebook and Twitter profiles. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on the TruffleShuffle blog which will also include the prizes and who the lucky winner is.

If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk or leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck!

Ts&Cs
Only 1 winner will be selected
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered
We reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time
Travel to the Museum is not included
Ticket expires 31st March 2014
Winner decision is final